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ARCFOX Alpha S series Smart Car with HarmonyOS launched, check highlights, features and price

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On April 17th, 2021, Huawei and BAIC’s new energy brand Jihu together launched the first smart electric ARCFOX Alpha S series at Shanghai Auto Show.

The series contains two variants, the regular Alpha S version and the Alpha S HI version. Furthermore, both the models are subdivided into two – the basic version and the high-end version.

Let’s don’t waste more time and take a look at the highlights of this lineup:

Highlights of the series:

  • Fast charging technology
  • Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) based smart car system
  • Huawei’s Kirin in-Vehicle Chip
  • Autonomous driving support

The Charging technology and battery life:

The entire series accents Huawei’s fast charge technology. A single charge of 10 minutes will increase the battery life by 197 kilometers. It equipped with a smart temperature-controlled lithium-ion battery pack.

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Alpha S can be fully charged in 1.5 hours by AC slow charging and in 7 hours by 20kW AC slow charging. Furthermore, Huawei’s DC fast charge can fully charge the vehicle in 15 minutes. In addition, the car also supports wireless charging with an exceeded charging efficiency of 92%.

The battery support for 93.6kWh and the three alternatives of NEDC ( New European Driving Cycle), 525km, 603km, and 708km.

Hongmeng OS (Harmony OS) based smart cockpit:

All the spotlight of the newly launched car is grabbed by Huawei Inside, which works on Huawei’s self-developed Harmony OS. The OS creates the interaction between the smartphone and the car system.

To date, the changes in the application of Harmony OS smart cockpit have touched the two digits. Furthermore, the company is also planning to add more.

The 20.3-inches 4K car screen takes from the driving position to the autopilot position, supports the multi-gesture operation, screen switching, and more.

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As far as the voice interaction is concerns, HI-supported models in the ARCFOX Alpha S series features voice recognition function. It also supports, when the network is disconnected.

Huawei’s Kirin in-Vehicle Chip:

The Kirin 990A in-vehicle chip can be reached up to 800 TOPs computing power and supports 5G network.

The HI basic version has a computing power of 400 TOPs and the high-end version has a computing power of 800 TOPs.

Autonomous driving support:

The Alpha S HI has support for three-level of autonomous driving including the NCA mode, ICA+ mode, and ICA mode. Talking about the NCA mode autopilot driving, it realizes point-to-point automatic driving through the preinstalled map in the car.

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As of now, the map is available for some selected areas, which covers Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. The users are required to enter the location only and activate the cruise lever under the steering wheel.

The high-end automated driving support is more improved. It works through a one-time and a subscription mode. In addition, it features many high-end modules including-

  • Huawei’s smart car solution
  • Three 96-line automotive-grade semi-solid lidars
  • Powerful camera system
  • Domain controllers
  • Precise control algorithms
  • Maps

With the supports of all these smart and powerful modules, it is able to achieve L2.5 autonomous driving in all scenarios of urban roads. The company is planning a mass production, which is likely to be launched within this year.

Price List:

  • Starting price of the regular model is 251,900 Yuan.
  • Highest price of the regular model is 344,900 Yuan.
  • Basic HI autonomous model pre-sale price is 388,900 Yuan.
  • High-end HI autonomous model pre-sale price is 429,900 Yuan.

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Huawei HiCar is upgrading with new features

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Huawei has officially announced that HiCar will upgrade with new technological features to improve user experience. These include new dark and light modes as well as shake-to-share capability.

According to the information, the new Huawei HiCar features now include an adaptive home screen mode, which can smartly adjust the mode according to the sunrise and sunset of the local time of the device for better visuals. Such change in visual refers to the dark and light theme of the entire user interface.

that’s not it, there is a new capability called shake to share, which will allow you to share the phone’s navigation details such as route transfer to the car’s smart screen’s large display. The latest feature will seed via software update.

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HiCar:

HiCar is Huawei’s self-developed smartphone and car feature, similar to Apple’s CarPlay features. Previously, it has supported BYD’s DiLink in-vehicle system.

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Huawei HiCar Smart Connection solution. It has the following features:

Overall, Huawei HiCar connectivity offers a total of seven main technologies, including:

  • Instant connectivity: when entering the car, a smartphone connects automatically without requiring activation.
  • One-click navigation: like a smartphone toolbar, the interface is simpler and faster to use than with previous navigation systems.
  • Home control: users can remotely control their home from the car’s screen, syncing several smart devices in one application.
  • Fatigue monitoring: using artificial intelligence, abnormal driver behavior can be detected with the help of an instrument panel-mounted camera and a heart rate sensor on a watch or wristband.
  • Gesture recognition: specific hand gestures can be used to adjust the volume, change songs or manage phone calls.
  • Video calls: manage video calls using the vehicle’s screen, microphone, and speakers along with a smartphone’s 5G network connection.
  • Application sharing: share a smartphone’s feature-rich Android application ecosystem with the vehicle’s infotainment system, creating a seamless user experience and connectivity inside and outside the car.

If you want to read more about HiCare then do visit the linked article below.

Huawei HiCar vehicles exceeds 10 million counts and more to launch

 

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Huawei AITO M7 begins beta testing of HarmonyOS 3 new features

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Today, Huawei AITO M7 has begun the beta testing of the HarmonyOS 3.0 new features. Eventually, this upgrade will boost the overall performance of the SUV and will make it more reliable and efficient for consumers.

AITO M7 is one of the tech-pack smart vehicles in the market. It comes with innovative features and luxurious facilities. And to enhance the user experience a little more, Huawei AITO M7 has now begun the HarmonyOS 3.0 new features beta testing.

As per the reports, this internal testing will continue till November 15. It will begin with the registration phase > beta version push > and closed beta. Further, the company will gather 800 individuals to inspect the latest HarmonyOS 3.0 features.

Interested users can register themselves on the official AITO page from November 5 to November 7. In addition to the new features, participants will get 500 points in their AITO app for sharing the upgrade.

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Besides, the lucky user will get an extra 1500 AITO points for featuring high-quality content. The company will announce the results based on AITO App System notifications on November 21.

Huawei AITO M7 HarmonyOS 3 features

It’s worth mentioning that the new OTA V1.0.103SP06 version carries a huge bundle of interesting features in its bag. Consequently, the dynamic operating system will bring an advanced user interface and efficient super home screen.

Moreover, it will enhance the basic functions of the device. As a result, users will observe finer stability and improved functioning in their SUVs.

Below, you can check what new features will the HarmonyOS 3 add to the car system.

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New Additions:

  • Super home screen function
  • New Time wallpaper function
  • New engine active noise reduction
  • New car wash mode

Optimizations:

  • Optimized energy recovery ability
  • Improved the energy-saving mode
  • Enhanced the assisted parking experience
  • Optimized the vehicle charging ability
  • Optimizes the air purification reminders
  • Improves the phone reminders and connectivity

Before you follow up, make sure that you register in this program with the same Huawei ID that is bound to your AITO M7 vehicle.

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AITO EVs will upgrade over Huawei HarmonyOS 3

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At HDC 2022, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong announced that the entire AITO smart car will be upgraded to HarmonyOS 3 operating system.

According to the information, AITO will upgrade its EVs to HarmonyOS 3 in batches in the first quarter of 2023. Furthermore, AITO Series delivered 12,018 vehicles in October, which is more than what it was for the last three months.

Therefore, AITO will bring atomized service, better user experience, and AI into the driver cockpit to provide a new kind of UI and UX.

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After the atomization service is brought into the cockpit, users can experience the characteristics of no installation, instant search and use, card information, and at a glance.

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HarmonyOS 3 supports a dynamic responsive layout, adaptive optimal display, and more. In terms of AI experience, AI smart voice recommends active reminders, wake-up-free, full-duplex voice interaction, and multi-sound zone intelligent perception.

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